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Meet Laura Spencer of Ideal Cabinets

This week, I’d like to introduce you to …me.   Hi ! I’m Laura Spencer.  I’m the Controller/Accountant at Ideal Cabinets.  Before I tell you my life story, I think it is important to share with you my life’s verse.   “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 I grew up in Virginia on a small farm.  My grandma lived next door, so I could run across the field and see her anytime I wanted (which was a lot). I’m a...
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Meet Julia Fitch of Ideal Cabinets

Have you ever noticed that sometimes a person’s energy can tell you things about them before they even speak?  Julia Fitch has that type of energy. Sometimes I imagine she is going to turn into a little fairy like Tinkerbelle, and just fly away spreading magic and joy everywhere.  But then I wake up, and I realize she is just a really awesome person that I am fortunate to work with every day. So, who is this magical energetic person anyway?  Julia is a very talented designer and sales associate who works at our Roanoke Showroom.  Julia has been a...
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Meet Sarah Hodges of Ideal Cabinets

When you enter the Ideal Cabinets Showroom in Roanoke, Virginia, you will be greeted with a warm genuine smile, and beautiful blue eyes that dance with laughter.  Allow me to introduce you to our very own daily dose of sunshine, Sarah Hodges, the Office Manager of our Roanoke store.   William Thackeray once said that “A good laugh is sunshine in the house.”  Sarah’s sunny disposition and laughter gives Ideal Cabinets Roanoke showroom the feeling of home.  As Office Manager, Sarah is in the unique position of knowing how everyone else does their job, and how to best help each...
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Meet Tommy Rakes of Ideal Cabinets

Olympic gold medalist, Jesse Owens, once said. “We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.” Jesse could have easily been talking about Ideal Cabinet’s newest team member, Designer & Sales Associate, and future manager of Lynchburg Operations, Tommy Rakes.  Tommy loves to run in marathons. His favorite is the Marathon in Myrtle Beach that he does annually, and he is especially proud of participating in the New York Marathon in 2005. But Tommy’s determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort don’t stop on the track, he carries...
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Meet Greg Papenfus of Ideal Cabinets

Meet Greg Papenfus, General Manager of our Roanoke Valley Operations.  Greg is cabinet man in his soul.  He loves designing and selling residential and commercial cabinetry.  He began his journey in the cabinet business back in 1977 when he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wood Products Engineering from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.   While Greg is from New York, he has been in Virginia so long that he talks like he’s a native.  After graduation in 1977, he came down to Virginia to visit for two weeks and never left. ...
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